Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
rad. movement, or migration both within mexico and north tohe u.s. we explore a major and unexpected source of migras caedw re bskf e usionofaquies can change the rate of flow, or if a new u.s. border policy is having an unintended consequence. ( helicopter whirring ) narrator: every day, thousands of mexicans cross the border illegally into the united states. ofte those hopes are arrested manyre at the border. man: ahora lista pont la mano en frente... narrator: the u.s. i.n.s., or immigration and naturalization service, records each apprehension on standard forms, including one entry with hidden lue: it washe migrants' home towns inexico. that's whabringseograpr chard jones to the i.n. it washe migrants' home towns with a novel reseah plan. jones knows that ecomic conditions vary greatly om region to region in mexico. he suspects that some places drive ou- or "push"-- many more migrants to the u.s. than others. hehis investigation beginses drily90s- or "push"-- aris home inanoniotes. hehis ijones lieves beginses many secrets are stored in i.n.s. files like tse. can theyeveal where
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
caedollow re weskf e usionof s can change the rate of flow, or if a new u.s. border policy is having an unintendeconsequence. ( helicopter whirring ) narrator: every day, thousands of mexicans cross the border illegally into the united states. often, those hopes are arrested manyre at the border.o man: ahora lista po la mano frente... narrator the u.s. i.n.s., or immigration and naturalization service, records each apprehension on standard forms, including one entrywith hid: it was the migrants' home towns inexico. that's whabringseograpr richard jones to the i.n. with a novel reseah plan. jones knows that economic conditions vary greatly om region to region in mexico. he suspects that some places drive ou- or "push"-- many more migrants to the u.s. than others. hehis investigation beginses driin tly90s "push"-- aris hom in sanoniotes. jones lieves many secrets are stored in i.n.s. files like tse. can they reveal where most migrants come om? can the answers help both countries keep more ople at home? cjones sampless every tenth record, writing down the area of origin within mexico.
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
with los angeles in the u.s. and mexico city, are defined by geographers for their enormous size. tountryazil, the mega-city ofaoau has joined the ranks of these world-famousetpolises, a population of 1milliopeople at the startof t 21st century. sao paulo is a city of immigras, at the startof t 21st century. who built it neighborhood by neighborhood. the first immigrants to arrive were portuguese explorers and jesuit missionaries, wlanguage a religio 1554 ans bureal growth did not begin until the 19th ctury. between 1880 and the 1950s, more tn ve million italians came to sao paulo, atacted by jobs in a booming coffee industry. along with these agricultural workers came small business owners and craftsmen who established an italian enclave cled bixiga on the outskirts othe city. , geographer fisco scarlatost nestudies immigration patterns, assimilation anthe expansion of sao paulo. r him,iss t oncamic. he was an artisan anhe. myaterl grandfher came at the beginning ofhe century. narrator e factory is sti inthan ever.y day,bigger l bias sao pau grew around it,ed and rthe neighbor
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
that patients in the u.s. and europe now receive. but in the last few years, health care advocates and political leaders including n. secretary-gener kofi annan, have begun to campaign for low-priced drugs to treat the infected. the potential benefits are immense. drugs will slow the transmission of the disease. drugs will prevent deaths and help to preserve the labor force. and drugs mean that a generation of children will not grow up as orphans. ( playing upbeat tune ) if the anti-aids campaign in africa succeeds, it could be an inspiration to fighting other diseases that have long denied the people of africa an opportunity to reach their full potential. ( man singing upbeat tune in local language ) ( singing in local language ) narrator: in the developing world, infectious diseases are responsible for almost half of all deaths. the most prevalent: malaria, tuberculosis and hiv/aids. the highest concentration of hiv/aids is in africa, home to 13% of the world's population, but nearly 70% of all aids cases. medical geography provides greater understanding of disease diffusion through space and